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Longwood to hold literacy institute July 16-17

June 11, 2009

Richard Peck, the award-winning author of more than 30 novels for children and young adults Richard Peck, the award-winning author of more than 30 novels for children and young adults, will be the main speaker at the sixth annual Summer Literacy Institute

Longwood University will hold its sixth annual Summer Literacy Institute on July 16-17.

The Institute is for educators, librarians, school administrators, parents, and "anyone interested in the role that good literature plays in the curriculum and lives of students in grades K-12," say Dr. Jeannine Perry, associate professor of education, and Dr. Audrey Church, associate professor of library media, committee chairs for the Institute. The registration fee is $185, and the deadline to register is July 3. To register, or for more information, visit www.longwood.edu/cehs/Summer_Literacy_Institute.htm.

The main speaker will be Richard Peck, the award-winning author of more than 30 novels for children and young adults. Other speakers include Kim Johnson, an author of children's books and motivational speaker, who spoke last year, and Ann Martin, president of the American Association of School Librarians and past president of the Virginia Educational Media Association.

Participants will receive breakfast and lunch both days as well as a CD with bibliographies from all the presentations. The Institute is offered by the Literacy & Culture and School Library Media programs, both part of Longwood's College of Education and Human Services.